On June 24, Saudi Arabia witnessed a historic moment as women in the kingdom were finally able to get behind the wheel after a long-standing driving ban was lifted in September 2017.
For the first time since 1957, women in the kingdom were granted the basic right to drive, following a royal decree by Saudi King Salman last year.
Months later, that royal decree materialized. The journey started with granting women their driver's licenses in batches ... and continued with women hitting the roads just as soon as the clock ticked past midnight.
The news was met with celebratory messages on social media from people within and outside Saudi Arabia. Of course, humor and sarcasm made their way into the conversation...
1. This tweet, focusing on the man's overly excited facial expressions, went viral
2. Then, a close-up of the young girl in the backseat became a meme
3. "Me when I'm handling my problems"
4. "Can we go home now?"
5. MOOD: "Kelon 3andon sayarat"
6. Oprah Winfrey GIFs had to be shared
7. But, that wasn't the only GIF to make the rounds online
8. "Me when I saw women drive today"
9. "Le Le Leeeeshhh"
10. Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was given credit ... with a song
Allowing women to drive is part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's wide-ranging drive to modernize the country under Vision 2030.
The plan aims to diversify the kingdom's economy away from oil as well as "reform" Saudi society as a whole.
MbS' efforts aim to increase female workforce participation from 22 percent to 30 percent by 2030. Allowing women to drive will be a vital component of that.
However, the move comes weeks after Saudi authorities arrested nearly a dozen prominent activists - mostly women - for demanding rights that are now being dubbed as "reforms".